The Homemade Music Movement has grown from the roots of the Mail Art Movement, and in order to pay due respect and acknowledge these origins, I propose an international EMAIL audio art project in which contributors will send to me a one-minute miniature audio work in mp3 format (plus visual works if desired) attached to an email. These works will be published together in volumes online.
This is Volume 11 of the International Email Audio Art Project (a HalTapes label release), consisting of 60 contributions, by these artists:
01) Adrian Beentjes, Anthony Donovan, Jaan Patterson
For Some Reason, Maybe Just Because Of
02) Natalja Mari
03) Jaan Patterson
A Happy Life
05) Jeremy Gluck, Michael Dent and Matt Ellis
When I Die (Matt Ellis 10k Mix)
06) Neil Packer and Hal McGee
07) Chris Navatier, Jared Balogh, and Vziel Projet
08) Ron De Paepe and Dave Fuglewicz
09) Ayato & Mystified
We saw something
Cluttered Oasis Form
11) Zreen Toyz
Lost Industrial Site
38) David Wampole / Vziel / Tree
In Our Soul there is a Void, the Cancer Strangulates ? Point
39) The Living Dead No5 (with Hal McGee)
40) Bruital Orgasme + Grand Ordinaire + Yannick Franck
L'odeur de ses doigts
60) Vziel and Lezet
Detuned and Prepared
You can download all of the titles at once in a zip file. In the upper left corner of the page there is a link that says VBR Zip. Click on that link and you can download the entire compilation to your computer.
You can listen in streaming audio and download Volume 1 of the International Email Audio Art Project here:
You can listen to and download Volume 2 here:
You can listen to and download Volume 3 here:
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Open call to contribute. Anyone and everyone is invited to participate in the International Email Audio Art Project.
send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
with the subject Email Audio Art Project
attach to the email one mp3 file of a one-minute (60 seconds exactly) audio work
in the email state this information:
Name of the artist
Title of the audio work
Contact address (email address or website). This address will be published.
Audio works longer than one minute (60 seconds exactly) or less than 30 seconds (a half minute) will be rejected.
Audio works must be in mp3 format. All other formats will be rejected.
Send only one audio work. If you send more than one with an email all of your recordings will be rejected.
mp3s should be of the highest quality possible. 44.1 kHz, 320 kbps mp3 recommended.
Visual artworks are also being accepted. Visual art must be in jpeg format, and must not exceed 500 KB in size. All formats other than jpeg will be rejected. Send only one visual artwork.
Any and all styles, themes and content will be accepted.
These themes, styles, ideas and keywords are suggested and encouraged: mail art, postal art, correspondence art, collaboration, collage, chance process, DIY, homemade music, experimental music, electronic music, noise, field recordings, cut-ups, lo-fi, lo-tech, circuit bending, hacking, punk folk, compilation, anarcho-libertarianism, Samizdat, art of the everyday, fluxus, spoken word, spontaneous poetics, guerilla and street music, uncovering the latent potentials of the Internet for networking, cultural inclusivity and openness and interactivity.
All audio and visual artworks will be published exclusively online at the Internet Archive. As soon as I receive 60 minutes of audio material I will create a special page on the Internet Archive and will publish a volume of the project. Audio and visual works will be added to the project volumes in the order that they are received. Each time that I collect 60 minutes of audio I will publish a new volume.
ATTENTION PARTICIPANTS OF THE INTERNATIONAL EMAIL AUDIO ART PROJECT!
please collaborate with a new contact from the project for a future compilation volume!
Individuals are allowed to contribute one solo track OR one track by one of their usual groups on each volume of the project. Contributors are encouraged to make contact with other project participants. Individuals are now allowed to contribute an unlimited number of collaboration tracks with other project participants per volume. Each collab track should be with a different collaborator or set of collaborators!
This project will terminate on April 1, 2011. No contributions will be accepted after that date.
This project was created and is curated by Hal McGee: It is my fondest hope that this project will promote contact, networking, exchange of sounds and ideas among audio artists all over Planet Earth.